DescriptionLeon Litvack delivered a paper on the Dickens photographic portraits to the Dickens Society Annual Symposium in Aix-en-Provence, France.
|Period||04 Jun 2010|
|Held at||Dickens Society|
|Degree of Recognition||International|
Dickens Posing for Posterity: The Photographs of Herbert Watkins: Review in Dickens Studies Annual 50 (2019), p. 139: "Leon Litvack’s essay addresses the role played by photography in the establishment of Dickens’s authorial persona. In this exhaustively researched study of Herbert Watkins’s photographs of Dickens, Litvack demonstrates Dickens’s engagement with photography and the extent to which the technology facilitated “the ownership and consumption of ‘authentic’ Dickens images by a multitude of readers and admirers,” thus “enhancing his reputation” (100). Litvack details photographic studio practices, and notes that Dickens “recognized the value of photography in developing” the authorial persona—and observes that “studies of Dickens and photography are still rather few”.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review